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    March 2019

    My month has been bookend by work on 2 pompom rugs for my daughter, but I have managed to squeeze in a couple of other projects as well as a few classes.

  • Crochet,  Useful information

    Introduction to Amigurumi

    Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting stuffed toys. There are no restrictions in size or set style despite the usual expectation that they will be small. The term is an merging of the words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.

  • Amigurumi,  Crochet

    Amigurumi Baymax

    My New Year blog post catch up continues. I’m now working through all the part written posts.  I started this last August, it’s only been on hold because I hadn’t embroidered the eyes. That’s been rectified today so I can get it marked off. Sometimes I volunteer to do things without really knowing if I can.  “Sure I can make a Baymax” being a case in point.

  • Crochet

    Amigurumi Sloth

    I don’t know about other crafters but I find I don’t often have to go looking for projects, I’m lucky enough to have friends who show me ones they think I might find interesting or quirky.

  • Crafts,  Crochet

    Amigurumi Elephant 2

      One of the ladies who comes to the Wool Haven crochet classes is interested in amigurumi and brought a pattern she purchased from Etsy to show me. Of course I wanted a shot at it.  

  • Crochet

    Amigurumi Elephant

    This was the first pattern used in the amigurumi class, it shows how using the same basic technique can make a variety of shapes. Elephant is approximately 19 cm / 7.5 inches tall when sat. (Also I put the legs and arms on in the wrong place, but had sewed them on to well to remove and set right) 😀

  • Crafts,  Crochet,  Knitting

    International Day of the Midwife

    This may seem an unusual day to be blogging about on a craft site, but on 5 May this year they would like knitted, crocheted or crafted midwives. This has been inspired by @knittedmidwife who can be found here. I will be taking part in support of the University of West Scotland Midwifery team, and if you are in the southside of Glasgow the Wool Haven is acting as a collection point. Patterns have been provided by Amy Kember (crocheted) & Kimara McCombs Wise (knitted) Further details please contact sheona.brown@uws.ac.uk I’ll update my efforts here 🙂